We had some landscaping done in our backyard recently that resulted in brand new gardening opportunities.
A completely blank canvas! Oh, the possibilities. For helping…bees! (And other pollinators too, of course.)
I did a little happy dance then headed straight to the nearest gardening centre.
Did I have a clue as to what to get? Um, nope! Well, whatever was on sale and looked bee-worthy.
The garden centre actually had little pre-made baskets from The Canadian Wildlife Federation with flowers that attract specific pollinators: bees, butterflies, hummingbirds… I bought one for bees (and I think I’ll go back to get the others).
With a big bag of dirt and a cart chocked full of baby plants, I hurried home to tuck them into their new home before the sun set.
Here are some of my new babies. Like a new mom, I’m not sure what I’m doing but I’ll do my best and hope that they thrive! (My grandmother was a stellar gardener and I’m hoping to channel some of her super-powers.)